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Mental health professional embedded in law enforcement agency

One or more mental health professionals work within the law enforcement agency alongside law enforcement personnel to provide expertise and support for mental health-related calls for service and encounters.

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Local Examples

Cumberland County, ME Portland Police Department

  • The embedded behavioral health coordinator collaborates with care providers, manages the co-responder program, and facilitates officer training.
  • The embedded mental health liaison, substance use liaison, and interns from the local university respond to calls alongside officers.
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1 - Reduce bookings into jail
3 - Increase connection to treatment